Common Core Standards Initiative – Informational Texts: History/Social Studies & Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects (Grades 9-10)
Brown, Dee. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West.
Connell, Evan S. Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn.
Gombrich, E. H. The Story of Art, 16th Edition.
Kurlansky, Mark. Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World.
Haskins, Jim. Black, Blue and Gray: African Americans in the Civil War.
Dash, Joan. The Longitude Prize.
Thompson, Wendy. The Illustrated Book of Great Composers.
Mann, Charles C. Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491.
Science, mathematics, and technical subjects
Cannon, Annie J. “Classifying the Stars.”
Walker, Jearl. “Amusement Park Physics.”
Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story.
Devlin, Keith. Life by the Numbers.
Hoose, Phillip. The Race to Save Lord God Bird.
Hakim, Joy. The Story of Science: Newton at the Center.
Nicastro, Nicholas. Circumference: Eratosthenes and the Ancient Quest to Measure the Globe.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/U.S. Department of Energy. Recommended Levels of Insulation.
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